MLK Convocation - Echoes of Birmingham: Dr. King’s Legacy in Today’s Minnesota
Race, police-community trust, and the criminal justice system were on the minds of speakers at “Echoes of Birmingham: Dr. King’s Legacy in Today’s Minnesota,” a Jan. 19, 2016 event sponsored by the Law School Diversity Committee.
Professor Mark Kappelhoff, a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, began the discussion of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail” by pointing to its most famous passage: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Joining Kappelhoff were Alan Page (’78), a former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, and Tracie Keesee, project director of the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. Dean David Wippman moderated the discussion.
“Echoes of Birmingham” was the first in a series of events that are sponsored by the Law School Diversity Committee and others at the Law School.
Law School, UMN, "MLK Convocation - Echoes of Birmingham: Dr. King’s Legacy in Today’s Minnesota" (2016). Lectures, Conferences, and Other Events. 40.